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 Bill Status of HB2461  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr., Norine K. Hammond, Charles Meier, Robert "Bob" Rita and Wayne A Rosenthal

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Patrick J. Joyce - Neil Anderson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/9/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0037

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
520 ILCS 5/2.36from Ch. 61, par. 2.36
520 ILCS 5/2.37from Ch. 61, par. 2.37
520 ILCS 5/3.5from Ch. 61, par. 3.5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides that any individual, corporation, or association operating under a nuisance wildlife control permit that subcontracts the operation of nuisance wildlife control to another is responsible to ensure that the subcontractor possesses a valid nuisance wildlife control permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources. Establishes penalties for violations of this provision. Provides that any person operating without the required permit is deemed to be taking, attempting to take, disturbing, or harassing wildlife contrary to the provisions of the Code, including the taking or attempting to take such species for commercial purposes. Provides that any devices and equipment, including vehicles, used in violation of these provisions may be subject to seizure and confiscation by an employee of the Department of Natural Resources. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
520 ILCS 5/2.33a

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Wildlife Code. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill. Changes the penalty provisions for violations of those provisions. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to act as a nuisance wildlife control operator for fee or compensation without a permit unless such trapping is in compliance with certain provisions of the Code. Provides that subject to federal regulations and the Illinois Endangered Species Act, the Department may grant the authority to control species protected by this Code pursuant to the issuance of a Nuisance Wildlife Control Permit to: (1) any person who is providing such service for a fee or compensation; (2) a governmental body; and (3) a nonprofit or other charitable organization. Provides that any person who operates without a permit is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and subject to a fine of not less than $500. Provides that any other violation of those provisions, including administrative rules, is a Class B misdemeanor. Provides that any person found guilty of violating those provisions is subject to an additional civil penalty of up to $1,500. Provides that the civil penalties remitted to the Department of Natural Resources are allocated as follows: (1) 60% to the Conservation Police Operations Assistance Fund; and (2) 40% to the Illinois Habitat Fund. Makes other technical changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.
  2/15/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  2/28/2023HouseAssigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/1/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.
  3/1/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  3/6/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.
  3/6/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/7/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Agriculture & Conservation Committee
  3/7/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Agriculture & Conservation Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/7/2023HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Agriculture & Conservation Committee; 008-000-000
  3/7/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled
  3/8/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/14/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita
  3/15/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/21/2023HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  3/21/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne A Rosenthal
  3/22/2023SenateArrive in Senate
  3/22/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/22/2023SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  3/22/2023SenateFirst Reading
  3/22/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/22/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  4/12/2023SenateAssigned to Agriculture
  4/27/2023SenateDo Pass Agriculture; 009-000-000
  4/27/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 2, 2023
  5/3/2023SenateSecond Reading
  5/3/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 4, 2023
  5/4/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/4/2023HousePassed Both Houses
  6/2/2023HouseSent to the Governor
  6/9/2023HouseGovernor Approved
  6/9/2023HouseEffective Date June 9, 2023
  6/9/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0037

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